Exactly 1 month ago we started our fall schedule. It still felt like summer then, but it feels like fall now – actually it feels like winter!
Snow was reported in spots of Northern Michigan where some trees are still green, but leaves are changing and falling fast!
As the seasons transition so do our lessons. We started off this semester with lessons about ourselves, our families, and our friends.
We learned about reading “feeling faces” as we discussed emotions using Mother Goose Time’s “Friends and Feelings” curriculum.
MGT is a prepackaged curriculum designed for preschoolers, which can be simplified for the littlest learners and expanded on for older students.
As our youngest friends learned concepts of emotions, older students researched ways to communicate their feelings.
MGT provided crafts, workbooks, storybooks, manipulatives and other supplies that kept our classes busy learning!
Mi Families uses many top rated curriculums throughout our programs for families and those who work with families.
Those who work with families, such as teachers, love our unique trainings. CLICK HERE for more information!
Parents can CLICK HERE to learn about our parent and family workshops.
Trainings, workshops, and youth classes continue to grow and continue to “reach out with resources.”
All of our programs have an “education through recreation” approach meaning we make learning fun!
Our hands on learning approach is designed with take home resources for each class.
While learning about people and emotions connection resources were sent home and crafts were made to showcase learning.
After learning about emotions we transitioned to learning about how we communicate through feeling faces, body language, writing and spoken words.
Young students played communication games with each other, wrote letters to people, and created pretend computers and phones.
Playing with phones led to lessons on when to use 911 and what to do in case of an emergency.
Emergency lessons and basic safety is taught each week in our child care courses for adult providers, as well as in our teen child-development class.
Our child-development students will continue learning about keeping kiddos safe, while also learning how to keep them busy.
Our future teachers and caregivers are learning how to plan activities and transition through activities.
We transition through activities and themes to keep student interested.
Making smooth transitions helps students build connections in their learning.
Building connections across themes helps students relate lessons to the world around them.
From colors to shapes to math to reading and writing – all subject matters can be taught through a simple theme.
Our youth services incorporate all subject matters (STREAMS) Science, Technology, Reading (&wRiting), Engineering, Art, (Music&) Math, Social Studies (&hiStory).
Our parent and provider programs can show you how to incorporate hands on learning themes into your homes or programs.
Parent and provider programs can help you develop schedules and routines for your home and programs.
Parent and provider programs can share ways to turn chaos into calmness, organize environments, complete “homework without tears…”
Parent and provider programs can help you learn ways to communicate with children – and help you teach children to communicate with others.
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